Certifications & Awards

Starworld Martial Arts Academy is the very best place in the Goodyear area for kids and families to develop character, physical fitness, and self-defense skills. Our customers tell us this all of the time and it is evident from the awards and certifications we’ve received over the years — as described below.

Top Rated Local®

Top Rated Local awards businesses based upon 5 pillars of customer experience: quality, value, timeliness, experience, and satisfaction. Top Rated Local is a place were true customer experience is amplified.

  • Constantly reviewing and verifying businesses true online reputation.
  • Reporting the overall customer experience unlike anything on the market.

We are honored to be the #1 Martial Arts School in our area and the #3 Martial Arts School in the state of Arizona awarded by Top Rated Local®. 

The World Tang Soo Do Association

The World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) is a Korean martial art which teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms, self-defense, and weapons and offers a number of certifications that provides quality instruction in the ancient art of Tang Soo Do and to help students improve their appreciation of life through the development of physical and cognitive skills, and to promote overall well-being for the communities in which it serves, through a curriculum of discipline and exercise, focused on the core values of an ancient form of martial art.

Tang Soo Do is both a ‘hard’ and a ‘soft’ style of martial art, with the hard external influence coming from the Soo Bahk and the soft internal from the Northern Chinese systems. Both of which can easily be recognized in the Hyungs (forms) that are practiced within the style. The purpose of Tang Soo Do training is not for fighting, but to perfect techniques which will enhance your total self. If the occasion arises when you must defend yourself, of equal importance is the development of the proper spirit to supplement the physical skills which are attained. Tang Soo Do is a classical martial art and its purpose is to develop every aspect of the ‘self’ in order to produce a mature person who can totally integrate his intellect, emotions, body and spirit.

We are proud that we’ve earned several certifications and, as a lifetime members of WTSDA, we are committed to working with our community to ensure that Tang Soo Do martial arts is viewed at the #1 activity for kids and families.




Better Kids Institute

Better Kids Institute

The Better Kids Institute is a global organization with the goal of helping parents bring up better children — via two areas of focus:

  • Working with child development experts from throughout the world to provide valuable content for parents on how to bring up better kids.
  • Identifying the best resources in local communities throughout the United States to help parents find great activities for their children.

We are honored to have been selected to be listed on the Better Kids Institute website as both an expert and as a local resource to parents.